Importance Of Dating With Implementation Partner!

Are you looking for a new ERP Implementation partner? Well, it is important to know about each other (very well) before the big commitment (signing the contract). Successful ERP implementations are dependent on performing client and vendor teams. They must work as a one team to meet project objectives. As a project sponsor, make sure … Continue reading Importance Of Dating With Implementation Partner!

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The Root Cause Of ERP Project Failure

ERP projects are failing to deliver customer value. I believe, we have a long way to go to get it right. Here are few references to support the fact: https://www.erpfocus.com/ten-erp-failure-statistics.html https://www3.technologyevaluation.com/research/article/erp-software-facts-stats-and-lessons-learned.html https://www.erpvar.com/blog/bid/108723/9-VERY-Scary-ERP-and-ERP-System-Implementation-Statistics https://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/11871/erp-failure-new-research-and-statistics/ Few articles to support the fact of high failure rate of the ERP implementations To save the failing projects, we need to … Continue reading The Root Cause Of ERP Project Failure

Unknown Effects Of ERP Project Slippage.

Projects slip due to various reasons. Ultimately, it affects who is paying for the project. Yes, the Project Sponsor, Client and the buyer. Therefore, next time be very cautious about the project slippage. Ask right questions and challenge the project team for all the good reasons. So, how delay in the delivery can affect you? … Continue reading Unknown Effects Of ERP Project Slippage.

Early Indicators Of Project Delay!

Most ERP projects have to be delayed without much warning. It has a negative impact on team morale, project cost and business case. Let us see some leading indicators of project delay: Executive Leadership: No sense of urgency: Project sponsor and board do not communicate importance of the project. There is no carrot, no stick. … Continue reading Early Indicators Of Project Delay!

Why Scrum Sucks?

Scrum is like a religion. Religion has values and rituals. Rituals support values. Without values, rituals are meaningless. Scrum sucks because we follow its rituals (Daily Scrum, Sprint Reviews etc.) without living the values (Focus, Courage, Openness, Commitment and Respect) and the three pillars of Scrum (Transparency, Inspections and Adaptation). If the basic Scrum values … Continue reading Why Scrum Sucks?

How Often You Service Your ERP?

Uh - Finally, ERP implementation project is over! Business-As-Usual now! But, have you thought of servicing your ERP? If not, then read carefully! Your ERP is a business tool (Information processing machine). Like all other complex machines, your ERP needs service. So, get your ERP logbook now! But why? Here are few points to consider: … Continue reading How Often You Service Your ERP?

COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!

Do you agree that COTS/ERP implementations makes your business mediocre at best? One of the main value propositions of the packaged software (COTS/ERP) is relatively quicker implementation. Business processes are standardised. Your business receives so called 'best practice' implementation. But is it a good thing? The so called 'best practice' is really a best practice? … Continue reading COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!

How to Govern ERP Project?

As a Project Sponsor, you are responsible for project governance. You ensure that the project is steering in right direction. You are ultimately responsible for the business case and success of the  project. Typically, more than one vendors, subcontractors, consultants are involved in ERP implementations. These resources may not have worked together before. There are strong … Continue reading How to Govern ERP Project?

Why Do We Do Analysis?

Every project initiates with preliminary planning followed by Analysis/Design. But, why we do analysis? What is the actual purpose of requirements elicitation, documentation, identifying solution options, providing estimates and so on? Why instead of spending time on analysis, we just build the required product and iteratively improve it? Well, it may sound revolutionary idea, however, the reality is the … Continue reading Why Do We Do Analysis?